At just the age of 54, David McDonald is taking OSI Industries to greater heights. Serving as the President and Chief Operating Officer at OSI Industries, he has risen from through the ranks from a project manager to where he is, through determination and sharing the vision of the company.
Born and raised in the state of Iowa, David McDonald graduated from the Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. After his graduation he joined the OSI Industries while holding the role as Chairman of the North American Meat Institute, and has been with the company for 30 years, playing a tremendous role in its growth and success. Such is the global nature of OSI Industries that to be able to meet customers’ needs, Mr. McDonald works hard to maintain a logistics team that can keep up with the constantly evolving international market.
Other than being President and C.O.O, David McDonald also serves as a member of the board of directors for OSI Industries, and as well as Director of OSI International Foods Australia. As from 2008 to 2017, Mr. McDonald also served as a director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A after a company by the name of Marfrig Frigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos had acquired the OSI Industries operations in Europe and in Brazil.
During David McDonald’s tenure as President, OSI Industries has been able to make a number of acquisitions, such as Baho Foods, which is a Dutch company that specializes on deli meat and the processing of other foods. This acquisition has helped OSI Industries be able to gain a better presence in Europe and its food market. Other than acquisitions, David has also overseen the establishment of 10 facilities in China that deal with poultry.
During an interview with inspirery.com, Mr. McDonald says that his passion for biology and agriculture, led him to his current career path, and it is clear to see that he has been able to tap into that passion and used it to oversee the huge growth of OSI Industries. To add on that he also added that the aspect of OSI belonging to a local culture and delivering products that are welcomed has also been one of his ways of generating new business.
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